Low Calorie Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

These Low Calorie Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese have 9.6 grams of protein and just 116 calories!. Plus this chicken taquitos recipe is gluten free, and so easy to make. You can use leftover chicken, or rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 small yellow onion minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup mild salsa verde or your favorite salsa
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 corn tortillas

Low Calorie Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

Healthy Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: This can be made as a meal prep meal, or doubled and the leftovers can be stored as meal prep! Simply add individual portions to meal prep containers and store for later.
Storage: Will hold for 5 days in the fridge and for 2 weeks in the freezer.
Reheating: Add to an oven at 200-250 degrees until warmed through. Or to the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Low Calorie Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

Low Calorie Air Fryer Taquitos with Chicken and Cheese

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These air fryer taquitos are just 116 calories, and so easy to make!
You can use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store if you don't have leftover shredded chicken at home. Or you can cook one chicken breast and shred it.
This air fryer chicken taquitos recipe have 9.6 grams of protein, and is gluten-free!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 taquitos
Calories 116 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. Spray with olive oil and add in the onions. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Turn off the heat, and add in the salsa verde, chicken and cheese. Mix together.
  • Steam the tortillas in the microwave according to package (wrap in a wet paper towel and cook for 30-60 seconds until hot and pliable).
  • To each tortilla, scoop 3 tablespoons of the filling down the middle of the tortilla. Then roll the tortillas into taquitos.
  • Place taquitos seam down in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching, and spray with olive oil. (Work in batches if needed.)
  • Air fry for 6-9 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Flip taquitos over, spray with olive oil, and air fry for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1taquitoCalories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 12.6gProtein: 9.6gFat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, Mexican Food
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Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

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